Round 8 Preview – Juddy Kicks a few goals – but misses a point

Sal Ciardulli hits the bully pulpit with some strong and convincing words on AFL integrity. And his regular preview of the weekend’s games. Go Friars!

Round 7 Preview – Victoria, a state of disarray!

Sal with his take on the week in footy and his preview of the nine games in Round 7. He finds the value? And in the A-League final he thinks it will be a very tight and hence his cash is heading in the direction of the longer price of Sydney FC.

Farewell to a Great Friar

Sal Ciardulli pays tribute to Rev V N Kierce OCarm and reflects on his impact on the lives of many at Whitefriars College and beyond.

Round 6 Preview: A Bin for their Sins

Sal with some thoughts on sin-bins and send-offs and a preview of the Round 6 matches.

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Dear Mick

A letter to Mick Malthouse from Channel 7 (aka Sal Ciardulli).

Round 5 Preview – The Spots don’t Change

Sal Ciardulli offers his weekly insights into the winners, losers, certainties and maybes in Round 5. His heart (and money) is with his Blues (if not Mick) against the old enemy tonight.

Round 4 Preview – Statistics, Lies and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Sal Ciardulli previews a ripper Round 4 in the AFL and celebrates his Whitefriars first win the ammos last week.

Round 3 – Preview: Winter is Coming for Carlton

Now is the winter of Sal Ciardulli’s discontent with his Blues and Friars disappointing last week. Sal previews Round 3 with his usual incisiveness.

Round 2 Preview – Fixing it for the Fans?

Sal Ciardulli’s tips for an interesting AFL Round 2. Sal writes off his Blues – which makes them certs. And its Round 1 of the Ammos for his Whitefriars.

It’s only the beginning – Opening Round Preview and Ladder Pontifications

Sal Ciardulli is back with not only his Round 1 tips, but also a forensic analysis of each team’s prospects for the season ahead. Will his Blues stand up for him this year?

Compliments of the Season – the Christmas Issue

Greetings of the season to all, Welcome to the bumper Christmas issue to guide you through the silly season and some pontification on the events of past year.  At this time last year the test series was all over, the Ashes safe and just the tidying up of proceedings to go.  We are effectively at [Read more]

Just one more – Stakes Day Preview

The carnival is not over for Sal Ciardulli, who analyses the Flemington form to find us a Stakes Day winner or three.

A Melbourne Cup Preview – before I Sign Off!

Sal Ciardulli offers a comprehensive preview of the Melbourne Cup, with the Oaks and a couple of other big races thrown in for free.

It’s Only the Beginning – Derby Day Preview

Sal Ciardulli analyses the card at Flemington for Derby Day. There is a winner in every race, and Sal helps you find it.

Sal’s Valley View

Sal take his customary look at this week’s racing. Seems he has been around the mark, and his arguments makes sense again.

Trading Places – and the Caulfield Cup Preview

Sal Ciardulli provides an excellent summary of each club’s activity over the Trade Period, and offers his advice for those wading into the Caulfield Cup meeting.

Who is Running the Show? And the Caulfield Guineas Preview

Sal gives his thoughts on the trade period, and takes a look at the Guineas meeting.

Turnbull Stakes Preview – Vale Robert Flower

Sal Ciardulli honours one of the most graceful and fair players following the early passing of legendary Demons wingman Robbie Flower. And there are the first big Spring races at Flemington and Randwick.

Sal’s Grand Final formguide – A Buddy Big Time in The Big One!

Sal runs his eyes over the Grand Final form, plus tips for tonight’s races at Moonee Valley and Sunday’s at Caulfield.

Preliminary Final Preview – It’s People’s Round

Our Foreteller of fates, Sal Ciardulli, tips a Silent Achiever on the weekend (Kangaroos omen?) and Happy Trails for the Hawkers on their way to another Grand Final.